CORINNA – Fred E. Hills, 91, died peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2005 after a brief illness at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 9, 1913 at Montville a son of Jessie and Rose (Nichols) Hills. He graduated from Searsmont High School, Class of 1933. On September 13, 1936 he married Bertha Day. They moved to Corinna in 1937 where Fred worked at a local farm. He then worked for the Snowflake Canning Company in Corinna for 17 years and retired from Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna in 1970. Fred will be remembered for his good humor, story telling and the songs that we loved to hear him sing. He enjoyed family gatherings and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Treworgy of Hampden; a son Arnold and wife Gloria Hills of Augusta; a daughter, Ruth and husband Rev. Bruce Hudson, of Corinna; a sister Gladys Savory of Derry, NH; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and his friend Bobby. He was predeceased by his wife Bertha and a brother Albert.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, October 20th, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with the Rev. Sharon Lovejoy of the Corinna United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 1 PM until the time of services. Burial will be in Corinna Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corinna United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Mr. Larry Westin, Treasurer, P.O. Box 418, Corinna, ME 04928. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral chapel.